Marc Andreessen on flying cars. BMW quintuples venture commitment. Supply chain & logistics market map.
Welcome back everyone – hope those of you in the US had a restful Thanksgiving holiday.
The close of November saw another flurry of developments in the auto tech space, including startups as well as major corporate and CVC announcements:
Comma.ai open-sourcing its self-driving software in a bid to become a network company
Intel creating a dedicated Autonomous Driving Group (ADG) and entering another alliance with Delphi and Mobileye, following a separate tie-up with BMW and Mobileye earlier this year and Intel Capital’s $250M commitment to auto tech investment
BMW ending its self-driving partnership with Baidu and moving its i Ventures arm to Silicon Valley, while also upsizing the fund from €100M to €500M
As always, you can find the full roundup of deals, announcements, and perspectives further below.
Market map: Supply chain & logistics tech
Financing to private companies working in the supply chain & logistics space has risen steadily, even as broader VC investment has pulled back in 2016.
This rush of funding has fueled a wide range of startups from warehousing and trucking to inventory management and e-commerce logistics. We’ve mapped out over 150 startups working in these categories and beyond.